Smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Mmm…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you received your season tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your shorts and sandals and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you replaced your cotton sheets with flannel sheets to help you stay comfy when the cold sets in?
Have you tested your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as published by the CDC, is given off by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The odorless and colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to children, adults, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people visit the emergency room annually as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms include dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Because the symptoms seem like the flu, many people do not understand they could be gravely ill.
With the decrease in temperatures forcing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cold months while people are doing everything they can to stay warm. When properly installed by certified technicians, devices such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be checked each year to make sure there are no issues that could produce poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Peachtree recommends replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors every month to verify the batteries and alarm are operating properly. Fall is an excellent time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
Included in a Precision tune-up from Peachtree , our team will test your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Peachtree will be offering discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help people make sure their furnace will function safety and efficiently throughout the upcoming cold season. Homeowners can also look into U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for specific HVAC equipment that can be earned throughout the rest of 2016.
To keep your home safe and warm through the cold season, call Peachtree Service Experts today at 678-235-9699to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a no-charge in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.